More Faders. WHY was this album only released in Indonesia? WHY?!? The slinky one on the edge with the black arm coverings is Toy Valentine, who I sort of deduce is the one who left the band. A one-album wonder, The Faders were. But every song on Plug+Play is great:
I’m also giving this old-time sounding band a chance. They’re called Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles, and they’re from Minneapolis but they sound like they’re from a century or two ago. They have one cd out from CDBaby.com (though I had to get it from a MN store since CDBaby is out of stock) and they have a live set available to stream for free from RadioK that is WELL worth capturing. (While you’re there at Radio K check out the dozens of other live-in-studio streams Radio K has saved, including Tegan & Sara. If you need help capturing the streams, just ask. There are ways. I use a Firefox plugin called DownloadHelper. Here’s an amateur video of Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles just to give you a sense of it:
Another new band I found via their live-in-studio Radio K performance is Wye Oak. Their Radio K performance was not recorded very well, so I almost skipped them, but then on their website I saw 4 free tracks from their new album:
Again, you’ll have to use the Firefox plugin DownloadHelper in order to save these, otherwise they just stream. (Start the song streaming, then quickly go to Tools > Download Helper > and click on the mp3 that it will have suddenly detected).
One of the things I love about editing Amazon’s new music wiki Soundunwound.com is that when I add new bands to it, I can pick and choose whatever promo photos they have up on their official site – including MySpace. Which delightfully results in my being able to select a photo like this as someone’s official portrait:
(That’s one of the members of Wye Oak.) And I don’t do this spitefully. It is in fun. (He can always add other pictures, or delete that one if he doesn’t like it).